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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: al′ō-kōr′teks


O. Vogt term denoting several regions of the cerebral cortex, in particular the olfactory cortex and the hippocampus, characterized by fewer cell layers than are found in the isocortex.

Synonym(s): heterotypic cortex

[allo- + L. cortex, bark (cortex)]

See Also: cerebral cortex

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